The Pentagon will be able to continue to work on certain programs related to unidentified flying objects — officially known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) — without congressional oversight despite House efforts to increase transparency, according to Congress’ compromise defense bill revealed late Wednesday.

A bipartisan group of house lawmakers fought to keep the provisions of the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2024 that would have banned the Pentagon from funding any classified UAP projects without briefing appropriate members and set up an independent disclosure process, The Hill reported. They alleged that top officials in both chambers, cooperating with U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, sought to shut down the effort in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act mostly neutralizing the transparency efforts.

Why would they want to neutralize the transparency efforts? 

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